Lā 114: Snow falls on Mauna Kea summit in July, road closure in effect

Hawaii News Now By HNN Staff: Jul 17, 2015 7:57 AM HST Updated: Jul 17, 2015 8:09 AM HST

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MAUNA KEA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -   While most of Hawaii experiences sweltering conditions this July, part of the Big Island might seem like winter after Mauna Kea got some snow overnight.

Officials have closed the road to the summit of Mauna Kea Friday after snow fell and caused icy road conditions. A ranger reported mixed rain and snow, fog and 1.5 inches of frozen snow on the summit.

It is not known when the road will reopen to the public.

No winter weather advisories have been posted at this time.

For more information on road closures, click here. 

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